One of the best parts of this book is the heroine, Rikki, and the way she deals with both her Autism and a new man in her life – one that won’t be pushed aside and is willing to do what it takes to make her comfortable with him. In the beginning of the book, Rikki rescues Lev, the hero, from the sea while she is diving for sea urchins. She figures that she found him in the sea, therefore by the laws of the sea, he is her responsibility. The story, from there, is almost your typical romance, except for the issues created by Rikki’s somewhat severe Autism and her paranormal ability to manipulate water. There is a lot of excitement and action (and a bit of sex, too – though it’s pretty mild) and the story sets up the rest of the “Bound” series by introducing Rikki’s “sisters” (not actually related), each of whom seems to be bound to a different element. If the rest of the series is as good, this will be a great way to get some fun and escapist reading done!